Black Men in White Coats Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:31 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

Join us on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00pm for a screening of Black Men in White Coats, followed by a panel discussion. This event is free with limited in-person seating and will be live-streamed on Facebook. This free event is brought to you through generous support from the Black Physicians Network, the Monroe County Medical Society and the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Donations to, or membership in, any or all of these local organizations would be deeply appreciated.

To register, go here!

Panel Speakers: Dr. Mark Brown, Dr. Patrick Okolo, III, Dr. Christopher Richardson, Bryan Redman, MD, PhD Candidate ‘26 + Audience

Moderator: Dr. Cephas Archie, Chief Equity Officer for the City of Rochester

About The Film

Fewer Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being Black men, this comes as no surprise. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.

Health care accounts for nearly 20% of the United State’s GDP and a significant portion of that is driven by disparities in a system that lacks diverse physicians. What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? What challenges do our Black boys face? Who are their role models? Why is it easier to visualize a Black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is in a white coat? What’s happening in society that more black women are becoming doctors while Black men are stagnant? WHOSE FAULT IS IT? It’s time to end this CRISIS and get more BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS?

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